I would like to know if anyone has any first hand experience with either of these television shows. I recently filed a small claims court action and, shortly thereafter, I received letters from both Judge Mathis and Judge Judy offering their assistance. They both claim that if I choose to use their service and arbitrate the case on their shows, that they will guarentee, if I win the case, that the judgment will be paid (I assume by their shows). They also offer travel expenses and one also offered an appearance fee. Sounds too good to be true. I would like to hear any thoughts on pros/cons in this situation. Thank you.